Silver Lining Jubilee
September 2014 to December 2015, Rikhiapeeth will be celebrating the “Silver Lining Jubilee” of Sri Swamiji’s arrival in Rikhia.
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New Satsangs
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Rikhia Blog
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Ganga Darshan News and Events

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BSY PROGRAMS

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Holi

On 6th March, residents and guests celebrated Holi with joyful kirtan and many colourful faces.

Navaratri

From 21st to 28th March, Chaitra Navaratri was celebrated at Satyam Vatika. Havan was conducted to the chanting of stotras and bhajans dedicated to Durga Ma, Lakshmi Ma and Saraswati Ma. Swami Niranjanananda initiated four aspirants into jignasu sannyasa and gave mantra diksha to 27 aspirants.
On Ramnavami, Swamiji spoke on Sri Rama and Sri Krishna. He said how different the time of their births was and how it reflected their character.
Sri Rama was born at midday, when the season was gentle and everything in nature was in balance. He is known as maryada purushottama, the perfect being. Sri Krishna was born at midnight. He came like a thief in the dark and is known as chitchor, the thief of hearts.

BSY COURSES

Yoga Instructor's Course

From 2nd to 29th March, the Yoga Instructor's Course (Hindi) was organized at Ganga Darshan. Ten women and twenty men participated in the course. They came from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Tripura and Nepal. Swami Taponidhi and Swami Sivadhyanam conducted the classes of asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation; they were assisted by sannyasis Atmarpan, Satchidananda and Vasundhara.
As the certificates were given to the new instructors, Swamiji spoke on the two components of yoga: practice or abhyasa, and lifestyle. To learn the yoga practices a competent teacher is required, not a guru. For lifestyle, when one wants to further improve one's personality, behaviour and interaction, then a guru is necessary. The yamas and niyamas are not part of yoga practice but play a role in the yoga lifestyle.

YOGA PROPAGATION

From 26th to 29th March, the Dakshinapat Satra (ashram) in Majuli, Assam, organized a yoga shivir 'Adhyatmik Yuva Sammelan'. Majuli, an island on the river Brahmaputra, has 22 Vaishnavite ashrams. Out of the 800 participants attending the program, 700 were in their twenties. With little prior knowledge of yoga, all were interested in the satsang and talks on the branches of yoga, and the practices.
Swami Sivaraj and Swami Gyanbhikshu conducted the daily sessions; they were assisted by Kunal and Gaurav of the Yuva Yoga Mitra Mandal.

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Sannyasa Peeth Events

Sannyasa Peeth was established by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati on 6th December 2010, to fulfil the third mission and vision of his Guru, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

In the modern context sannyasa has to be interpreted in a practical, logical and systematic way. The purpose of sannyasa is to cultivate and to live the higher spiritual qualities.

Sannyasa Peeth will provide an opportunity for sincere aspirants to imbibe the right samskara, be exposed to traditional sadhanas and learn to apply teachings by adhering to an alternative spiritual lifestyle based on the principles and disciplines of sannyasa.

Sannyasa Peeth will be conducting various events and programs for the benefit of spiritual seekers, aspirants and devotees.

For more information please see the activities page.

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For further details regarding the above events and courses please visit the Main Ashrams web site here>

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